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Local Government Yorkshire and Humber is the cross party alliance of local authorities, which enables them to work together and collaborate on issues of common purpose.

Our Objectives

  • We will bring together local authorities within the region to discuss/debate/share learning on key issues affecting local government and will agree a strategic response on these issues.
  • We will support councils to improve how they deliver services.
  • We will contribute to and influence Government on the future of local government and will develop a vision for local government in Yorkshire and Humber.
  • We will work with local authorities to help them improve as employers.
  • We will work with local authorities to improve the public perception of local government.

Our Membership

Our membership consists of the 22 Authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region: nine Metropolitan Councils, five Unitaries, seven District Councils, one County Council. The four Fire and Rescue Authorities and the four Police Authorities are also members.

Why do people join Local Government Yorkshire and Humber?

Because it is:

  • The recognised key Yorkshire and Humber local government cross party alliance which works collectively to ensure local authorities achieve their full leadership potential
  • It delivers what it says and gives good value.
  • It develops solutions and promotes these to Government.
  • How do councils benefit from being members?
  • Better network opportunities with each other which enables more collaboration between councils.
  • Expert advice on employment issues.
  • Improved co-ordination and maximisation of the improvement and efficiency agenda.
  • Better opportunity to influence policies affecting local government in Yorkshire and Humber.

What makes the organisation different?

  • It’s a one-stop, integrated local government body.
  • It is responsive and connected to what councils really want and the issues they face.
  • It is dynamic and proactive and delivers for councils.
LGYH: The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG Telephone: 01924 200 262 email:

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